Accession Number : AD0617745

Title :   COPING AND DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY: APPLICABILITY TO SELECTIVE STUDY OF NORMAL MEN.

Descriptive Note : Aeromedical Reviews,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Fine,Paul M. ; Jennings,Charles L.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A clinically derived psychiatric theory concerning personality development, applicable to Air Force selection of personnel for specific tasks, training, and environments, is discussed. Adult 'coping' patterns are considered in terms of a universal developmental sequence--simpler modes of behavior which become incorporated in more complex adult derivatives. Successful adaptation is believed to depend upon personality strength as well as coping techniques. A result of a preliminary research is presented to show how coping devices may be observed, categorized, rated, and used in selection procedures.

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR), (*PERSONALITY, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)), LEARNING, CHILDREN, ADULTS, EMOTIONS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SELECTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE